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Screen Two: The Firm


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by Al Hunter

Starring Gary Oldman as Bex

Bex is an estate agent, with an apparently respectable family life. But he is also a football hooligan, determined to lead a national 'firm' in an assault on Europe. This drama takes us deep into the disturbingly vicious world of the hooligan as it explores the roots of the violence.

Barry Norman: page 16
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Al Hunter
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Photography: John Ward
Film Editor: John Strickland
Producer: David M. Thompson
Director: Alan Clarke
Bex: Gary Oldman
Sue: Lesley Manvllle
Yeti: Philip Davis
Oboe: Andrew Wilde
Trigg: Charles Lawson
Aitch: William Vanderpuye
Dominic: Jay Simpson
Nunk: Patrick Murray
Snowy: Robbie Gee
Yusef: Terry Sue Patt
Simon: Nick Dunning
Beef: Nicholas Hewetson
Billy: Steve McFadden
JT: Steve Sweeney
Stu: Hepburn Graham
Sully: Dan Hildebrand
Lomax: Kevin Allen
Cliffie: Roderick Smith
Alan: Martin Barrass
Mark: Stephen Petcher
Joe: Herbert Norville
Phil: William Hayes
Bill: Dave Atkins
Hospital PC: Kim Durham
Travel agent: Stefan Escreet
Pullen: Robert Hamilton
Sociologist: Phillip Joseph
Gill: Debbie Killingback
Wesley: Mark Monero
Siobhan: Cassie Stuart
Strippergram: Mandy Vickerman
Ethel: Jo Warne
Housebuyer: James Woolley
Sammy: Albert Bentall

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